Fan Fuel: How the PGA led Europe to Ryder Cup win

October 4, 2012, 1:25 PM


Back in the day, the European Ryder Cup team would try and take advantage of the FOUR ball and the alternate shot sessions and then hang for dear life in the singles and on many occasions that seemed to work. This past weekend in Medinah, Illinois, things officially changed.

This time, it was the Americans that surprisingly dominated the team events on the first two days of competition and it was the Euros that mounted their historic comeback in the singles session on Sunday.

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If the Americans want to blame anyone, they can blame the PGA. After all, the PGA is regarded as the best tour on the planet and over the past few years the brightest young European stars have started to wave goodbye to the European Tour to come and play on PGA tour on a more permanent basis.

Players like World number one Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Graeme MacDowell and Lee Westwood (amongst others) have spent much more time teeing it up in the U.S. over the past few years and it’s obviously made them stronger as individual players.

Good luck to the U.S. moving forward. Not only do the Euros continue to have great team spirit, but now they are learning that they can take out the Americans heads up as well.

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